The Silent House: Sundance Favorite Horror Movie
The Silent House was one of Sundance 2011 main horror features. The story comes from a true incident that happened in the late 40′s in a small village in Uruguay.
The movie begins with Laura and her father Wilson settle down in a cottage they have to renew since its owner will soon put the house up for sale. They will spend the night there and repair the following morning.
Everything seems to go smoothly until Laura hears a sound that comes from outside and gets louder and louder on the upper floor of the house. Wilson goes up to see what is going on while she remains downstairs on her own, waiting for her father to come down.
The movie was filmed in one long continuous shot from beginning to end. Laura is the main focus, second by second. She is intent on leaving the house which hides an obscure secret, unharmed.
I have no word on when it will arrive in the States. For the horror fans, let’s hope we don’t have to wait too long.